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Remarks, on the First Part of a Book, Entitled "The Age of Reason," Addressed to Thomas Paine, Its Author (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
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Remarks, on the First Part of a Book, Entitled "The Age of Reason," Addressed to Thomas Paine, Its Author (Paperback): Samuel...

Remarks, on the First Part of a Book, Entitled "The Age of Reason," Addressed to Thomas Paine, Its Author (Paperback)

Samuel Drew

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...which they knew not before; but, being transmitted through the organs of vision, it would be a visual revelation. Does not the material universe display the wisdom and power of God? Yet the planetary worlds, conveying to our senses and understandings, what we knew not before, fall within your definition of a revelation. Although man is the witness of these stupendous realities, does this, or any such evidence, destroy the identity of any revelation? Certainly not; because it is the very medium through which we are assured of its certainty. But a direct communication of any thing to the understanding, which we knew not before, is an intellectual revelation; and, consequently, whatever the Bible has thus conveyed, must of necessity be, to us, a revelation: and, were I to conclude like yourself, I might add, --and, consequently, is the word of God; but I will only say, --and, therefore, your premises uie false. Let us suppose the case of a man who was born blind. He can have nothing but oral testimony of such things as are visible to others. Does it therefore follow, that, to him, the luminaries of heaven do not exist, and, consequently, demonstrate nothing of the power and wisdom of C ed? No: the demonstration still exists, by an intellectual communication from others; and this, to him, is a revelation. What is history, but a revelation of facts, though man is the 1 ecorder, the witness, the auditor, and oftentimes the cause? View your premises however I may, they are demonstrably false; and, consequently, what you draw from them must fall to the ground. You finish your observations, in page 13, by saying, " We ought to feel shame at calling such paltry " stories the word of God." You affect to speak this out of veneration to the...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2012
First published: June 2012
Authors: Samuel Drew
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 26
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-83005-7
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-83005-5
Barcode: 9781154830057

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